Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Ema Marx series by J.D. Brown (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please welcome author J.D. Brown today, joining us with her urban fantasy Ema Marx series, 

Coffee—The Elixir of Gods!

Hi y’all.

I know the ladies at Reading Between the Wines like their grape juice, but I’m more a coffee drinker. Hey, we all have our vices, right? Caffeine is mine. Beside, when you live in Wisconsin like I do, sometimes a hot cup of java feels like the only thing that’ll keep your blood from freezing over.

Most people don’t know that my protagonist, Ema Marx, was also a caffeine addict before she became a vampire. Ema could drink me under the table…or would it be ‘over the moon’ when consuming a stimulant? I don’t know. 

According to Dr. Oz (whom I am still convinced is not a real doctor), your choice of coffee says a lot about your personality. Are you a coffee drinker? How do you take your coffee and what does it say about you? Read on to find out…

Black Coffee—You’re old school, patient, efficient, and like to keep things simple, but you can be moody and resistant to change.

Lattes (or coffee with cream and sugar)—You’re a comfort seeker and people pleaser, but you don’t always take care of yourself.

Frozen/Blended—You’re a trendsetter, spontaneous, bold, and sometimes childlike. You fall for quick fixes and don’t always make healthy choices.

Very specific orders (i.e. decaf, soy milk, etc.)—You’re a perfectionist and like being in control. You make healthy choices and take care of your body, but you tend to over-focus on the rules and can be overly sensitive.

Instant Coffee—You are traditional in some ways but tend to be laid back and take life as it comes. However, you tend to procrastinate and neglect basic health issues.

*Content barrowed and from http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/what-does-your-coffee-say-about-you

So which are you and is the verdict correct? Which one do you think I am? Go ahead, take a guess, and leave your answer in the comments below. The first person to guess correctly gets a free e-book copy Dark Heirloom. :)

These days Ema has a penchant for AB+ conveniently concealed in red wine bottles. I consider this a good thing because now she stays out of coffee stash!

Happy Holidays and stay caffeinated!

J.D. Brown 

Dark Liaison (An Ema Marx Novel 2)
By J.D. Brown
Release Date: May 31, 2013
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tagline: Being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead isn’t normal. Neither is this sequel.
Buy Links: Kindle | Nook
Ema Marx wishes her life would go back to normal, but there’s nothing normal about being a Romani-Vampyre with an ancestor who wants you dead. Apollyon is back, wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone she cares about while plotting her demise.
Ema thought she would find a new best friend in her trainer, Bridget, until the exotic vampire vies for Jesu’s attention. Jesu can date who he wants, right? Ema has more important things to worry about, like honing her powers. When Apollyon’s thugs appear out of the shadows to attack her, Ema knows it’s time to take action. But everyone else has other plans in mind.
One thing is for certain, being under house arrest in the German vampyre king’s castle was not part of her plan to save the day.

Dark Heirloom (An Ema Marx Novel 1)
By J.D. Brown
Release Date: March 31, 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tag Line:  She wasn’t bitten. She’s not undead. So how did Ema Marx become a vampire?
Buy Links: Kindle | B&N
“You’re a vampire” is so not what Ema Marx wants to hear when she wakes from a two-day coma in a cryptic yet exquisite castle in northern Finland. Unfortunately, it explains a lot. Like why she’s able to see in the dark and walk through solid objects. What she doesn’t understand is why the other vampires expect her to have all the answers. It’s their fault she turned into one of them…right?
Jalmari’s hatred for his old-man intensifies when he’s ordered to bring that troublesome girl to their castle. He has a clan to run, there’s no time for babysitting newborn vampires no matter how they were converted to their culture. But when a two-thousand-year-old premonition threatens to take the crown and his life, Jalmari sees no other choice than to take out the catalyst. Ema Marx. Fortunately for Ema, she could also be the clan’s only savior.
The race to figure out her vampiric origins is on. And maybe she’ll get the hang of the blood-drinking gig along the way…

Author Bio:  
J.D. Brown knows that vampires exist because she’s dating one and no, he doesn’t sparkle. Unfortunately, he’s not immortal either (or maybe her standards are too low). A magnet for subcultures and weirdness, J.D. was that socially awkward girl with more fictional friends than real ones. As a child battling a hearing loss and a medical condition with no name, J.D. found comfort in books where strong women always saved the day and got the guy. An obsession with Charmed, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Heroes lead J.D. to believe that her mutated chromosome made her something more, not something less. Thus her stubborn flare to persevere was born. A lover of fine cuisine, coffee, and shoes, J.D. never understood why shoe stores don’t serve Starbucks and soufflé. She resides in Wisconsin were she writes urban fantasy—aka vampires for adults—and has political debates with her dogs. She loves to hear from fans and is active on Facebook.com/AuthorJDBrown


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  2. Just stopping by to show J.D. some author love!!! I already own Dark Heirloom, so don't enter me (Bought it after Hallowread). Can't wait to start it! I'm thinking you're a cream & sugar girl. :)

    -Selena Mc

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  4. Well I'm a frozen drink girl and I think you are the the specific type of coffee girl :)

  5. Hi, I just wanted to say thank you to Reading Between the Wines for having me, I love this blog and it's awesome to be a part of it.

    Heidi, are you a black coffee drinking? Because I'm not! Thanks for commenting though. :)

    Selena Mc, hi girl! *waves* I hope you like Dark Heirloom. Thanks for the shout out. :)

    Rita...you're kind of right...I actually take my coffee with soy milk (or almond milk when it's available) because I'm lactose intolerant. I also add a little sugar. So I'm not sure if that makes me a specialty drink girl or a cream and sugar girl? Either way, I'll give you the prize. Just email me at jdbrown.author@gmail.com


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